Hexham Talking Towns Workshop & BID Business Meeting

As 2015 draws to a close, Revive & Thrive is inviting town leaders, people passionate about their place, council employees and businesses to get together one last time to share experiences and ideas, debate the hot topics on the high street and meet friends old and new in the Northumberland market town of Hexham.

The event combines our regular monthly BID networking meetings in Hexham with a mini Talking Towns workshop.

Any Hexham businesses wanting to attend are more than welcome to join us from 3pm, although the event has been arranged so that a 5.30pm start for the evening session means that no-one will miss out.

Equally, anyone who wishes to join the workshops from 3pm is welcome to stay on into the evening to hear more about the work happening in BIDs up and down the country.

This in an event with one agenda and three sets of outcomes

  • An afternoon workshop for place professionals and any interested businesses which will include two panel discussions with specially invited guests
  • After a locally-sourced buffet we will move on to demonstrate to the Hexham business community some of the fantastic work being done in BIDs up and down the country by some of the UKs leading solutions providers
  • We will round off the evening with informal networking and an early Christmas party!

Tickets for this special event are free – you are more than welcome to join us for either the afternoon or evening session or for both. Please register to help us manage numbers.



Talking Towns Knowledge Sharing Workshop

3.00-3.10 Welcome to Hexham – Malcolm Eglin, Chair, Hexham BID Steering Group

3.10-3.40 Workshop (panel) 1: Why BIDs really do make a difference

3.40-3.55 Power Pitches x3

3.55-4.15 Break

4.15-4.30 Power Pitches x3

4.30-4.55 Workshop (panel) 2: Sunday – a day of rest or a day of opportunity?

4.55-5.00 Close

5-5.30 Buffet

BID Solutions & Hexham Business Networking meeting

5.30-5.35 Introduction – Matt Powell, Revive & Thrive COO

5.35-5.50 Sarah Williams, Kendal BID Manager – How the Kendal BID is using money and partnerships to move Kendal forwards

5.50-7.00 The Revive & Thrive Business Group: why they do what they do and how that benefits the places where they work

Confirmed speakers:     Colin Munro, miconex

Jeremy Rucker, City Dressing

Helen Goodwin, Made You Look Made You Stare

Johnathan Docksey, Design JD

Phil Wynne, Apex Radio

Mark Brodermann, Our Local.Town


7.00-7.30 Round table discussions, Q&A, etc.

7.30-7.40 Summing up by Malcolm Eglin,Chair, Hexham BID Steering Group

7.40 – late Revive & Thrive Christmas Party